WEST ISLAND WINTER CARNIVALS

Municipal festivals offer West Island families an entertaining opportunity to enjoy the winter weather.


Here is your guide to winter carnivals happening throughout the West Island.

DOLLARD DES ORMEAUX

When: Saturday, February 5 — 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Where: Centennial Park, 2983 Lake Rd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

Good to know: Family activities will include skating, maple taffy on snow, an illuminated mini-putt game, music, a bonfire, special lighting for the skating rink, tobogganing until sundown, horse-drawn carriage rides, a heated igloo, and food and drink. Snow date: February 5.


DORVAL

When: February 8 to 12

Where: Various locations. Consult the guide here.

Good to know: Activities include a snow-sculpture contest, comedy nights, figure skating demonstration, lumifest, sugar shack dinner and family quiz, and a sports day. Learn the specifics here.


HUDSON

When: Saturday, February 18.

Where: St. Thomas Park, 78 Blenkinship Rd., Hudson.

Good to know: Called Shiver Fest (Festi Neige en français) features horse-drawn carriage rides, taffy on snow, skating, sliding on the new snow hill, and music.


KIRKLAND

When: Saturday, January 28 — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Meades Park, 16950 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland.

Good to know: Features sleigh rides, outdoor skating, music and entertainment, pony rides, a barbecue, maple taffy and inflatable games.


L’ÎLE BIZARD-SAINTE-GENEVIÈVE

When and Where: Friday, February 3 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at Eugène-Dostie Park, 3243 Chevremont Blvd., Île Bizard; and Saturday, February 4 (noon to 4 p.m.) at Robert Sauvé Park, 15742 Rue de la Caserne, Sainte-Geneviève.

Good to know: Friday will feature an evening of skating à la 1980s. Saturday will feature skating to music, slides and inflatables, a petting farm (alpaca, sheep and goats), a games area, a lighted puppet show and more.


PINCOURT

When: Saturday, January 28 — 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Olympic Park, 375 Cardinal-Léger Blvd., Pincourt.

Good to know: Activities include inflatable games, tubing, free skating, a mini farm, sleigh rides, a kiosk of games of yesteryear. Sugar shack and food stands. Free hot beverages but do take your own reusable cup.


POINTE-CLAIRE

When: Saturday, January 28 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Northview Park, 111 Viking Ave., Pointe-Claire.

Good to know: Winter Carnival 2023 will feature skating, inflatable games, and entertainment. Take a reusable cup to have a hot chocolate, and enjoy the barbecue held by WIAIH (West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped).


SENNEVILLE

When: Saturday, February 11 — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Senneville Park, 20 Morningside Ave.

Good to know: The village’s annual Winter Carnival will feature skating, sliding, interactive games, snow sculptures and a mobile farm (goats, llama, donkey, mini pig, hens, roosters, chinchillas, ducks and rabbits).

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